Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays/First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday - January 14th

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?

If you'd like to play along on Teaser Tuesdays, just click the button above.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week I'm reading...

Sweet Pepper Fire Chief Stella Griffin stood in the middle of a field of red, yellow, and green hot pepper plants that looked as though it went on forever. The August sun beat down on her head and made her question why she'd worn long jeans, instead of shorts on this outing.

Sweet Pepper, Tennessee, was known for growing the hottest, sweetest peppers in the world - the small mountain town's main source of revenue. She was supposed to be a tour guide during the Sweet Pepper Festival - if she stayed that long. The festival wasn't until October. That seemed a lifetime away.

Muttered swear words came from Mackie Fossett, the farmer whose field she stood in, as he tried to get his tractor started. It had broken down after Stella's lesson in growing Tennessee Teardrop peppers. She had no idea where they were or how long it might take to get back to where they'd started.

Her father was swearing too, all the way from Chicago.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. Wonderful description! I am gonna look for it right now!

    Here is my teaser

  2. Sounds like another great cozy! Enjoy!

    My Tuesday Intro: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/01/first-chapter-first-paragraph-45.html

  3. I like how the author brought us right into the setting...and I'm intrigued by the foreshadowing of what lies ahead. Definitely one to read! Here's MY TUESDAY POST

  4. I would keep reading. I love the cover. :-)

  5. This sounds like a fun read :) TFS!

    My TT: http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-5-lists-giveaway-with-debra-kayn.html

  6. Great teaser. Have heard a lot of rave reviews about this one. My teaser: Dance Upon the Air

  7. Sometimes jeans are better even in the heat.

  8. How could I resist a Fire Chief named Stella in a place called Sweet Pepper TN. Must track this one down!!!

  9. Interesting and unusual setting. I'd like to read this one.
    My Teaser is from THINGS WE SET ON FIRE.

  10. This sounds fun Yvonne -- keep reading. Thanks for joining us this week.

  11. I probably would keep reading. Then again, I know this is actually by Joyce and Jim Lavene, and they're usually worth reading!


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